Google Charts review
April 01, 2021

Google Charts review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Charts

Google Charts is used to organize and analyze information, and as a useful tool for tracking relationships and event registration. Used by many departments and between different departments and employees. Easy to share and add users for additional contributions, also easy to save a pdf, or print a hard copy to save information.
  • Very easy to share, with different settings so users can share information or invite others to edit
  • User friendly, easy to pick up if you've used excel or other spreadsheet programs
  • Easy to do basic formatting
  • Some formatting options that are available in excel are not available in Google Charts, and some formatting options that are available in Google Charts are glitchy
  • Copying a sheet or chart is not as simple as it could be. Would also be great to be able to copy formatting from different cells or sheets.
  • Allowed us to effectively track impact of various campaigns
  • Increased ROI of marketing campaigns
  • Real-time analytics of our campaigns make it easy to fine-tune
  • Microsoft Excel
Google Charts is very similar, but being cloud-based, makes sharing and real-time editing easier. MS Excel can do a little more with data analysis and formatting, but we usually didn't need those more advanced features. Formatting is easy and very customizable and the dashboard templates make it easy to get started producing reports. There are usually add-ons (user-created code) that can provide any functionality that the standard Google chats feature lacks, but finding good ones and installing them is a hassle. I hope Google continues to add functions to reduce the need for these patches.

Do you think Google Charts delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Google Charts's feature set?

Yes

Did Google Charts live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Google Charts go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Google Charts again?

Yes

It’s very user-friendly and intuitive, and there are plenty of forums to find answers for anything you don’t know how to do.
It’s hard to talk to an actual person about any questions or issues you might experience, which is what I’d prefer. But there are lots of articles and forums to find most answers
Well-suited to creating spreadsheets or charts that need to be shared between many users, edited in real time, and/or accessed remotely. Less well suited for really complex data or things that need a lot of formatting.

Google Charts Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Customizable dashboards
Not Rated
Report Formatting Templates
Not Rated
Drill-down analysis
Not Rated
Formatting capabilities
Not Rated
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Not Rated
Report sharing and collaboration
Not Rated
Publish to Web
Not Rated
Publish to PDF
Not Rated
Report Versioning
Not Rated
Report Delivery Scheduling
Not Rated
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Not Rated
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Not Rated
Predictive Analytics
Not Rated
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
10
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
10
Single Sign-On (SSO)
3
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
8
REST API
Not Rated
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
Not Rated
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated